Rangers goalkeeper Nana Bonsu has been handed a chance to fight for a place in Black Stars of Ghana squad to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.
According to a report in Footy-Ghana.com, Bonsu is one of the four goalkeepers who have been penciled down in the provisional squad by Black Stars head coach Kwesi Appiah after due consultation with goalkeepers’ trainer Richard Kingston.
The others include Richard Ofori, Felix Annan and Lawrence Ati-Zigi.
Bonsu’s last major outing in the Ghana colours was at the 2005 Fifa U-17 World Cup in Peru.
Over the years, Bonsu featured for some top local Ghanaian clubs like King Faisal, Heart of Lions, Ashanti Gold before joining his current club Rangers International of Nigeria in 2016.
The 30 year old was third choice behind Emmanuel Daniel and Itodo Akor, but later displaced the duo, rising to become the Flying Antelopes’ number one goalie in a season where they broke their 37-year drought to win the Nigeria Professional Football League title.
Bonsu has showed great form in the ongoing season especially in his side’s Caf Confederation Cup campaign hence the decision by the Black Stars handlers to take a closer look at him at the national team camp.
It is further understood that one more name could be added to widen the competition for the three places reserved for goalkeepers in the final party to the Nations Cup.
After the official announcement of the provisional squad, Ghana will begin their preparation for AFCON with a non-residential camping in Accra from May 27. The team will then step up preparation in the United Arab Emirates from June 1.
The Black Stars, in their quest to end a 37-year Nations Cup trophy drought, will first have to negotiate the preliminary stages in Group F that also contains defending champions Cameroon, Benin and Guinea-Bissau.